Tagged: heavy metals

Fluoridation: the truth about heavy metal contamination - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 12, 2017

Anti-fluoride activists going on about contaminants in drinking water due to fluoridation have it all wrong. If they avoided their knee-jerk, chemophobic reactions to certificates of analysis and did some calculations they would realise they are making a fuss about absolutely nothing. I am currently absorbed in dealing with family issues at the moment so am reposting this article, “Chemophobic … Read More

Natural News comes out with a load of heavy metal rubbish on flouride - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 03, 2014

The web site “Natural News” is a prime source of information for alternative and “natural” health enthusiasts. It promotes a lot of misinformation on fluoridation and is often cited by anti-fluoridation propagandists. So – no surprise to see a recent campaign in social media promoting a Natural News article Natural News exclusive: Fluoride used in U.S. … … Continue reading … Read More

Fluoridation: emotionally misrepresenting contamination - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 05, 2014

Another attempt by me to put the issue of contamination of fluoridation chemicals into proper context. This time I am using data placed on-line by Sapphire Eyes Productions. They produced an emotional anti-fluoridation film “Fire Water“ which relies heavily on the argument … Continue reading → … Read More

Fluoridation: putting chemical contamination in context - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 22, 2014

Anti-fluoridation activists often claim fluoridating chemicals used for water treatment are contaminated with heavy metals and radionuclides. I have written about this before in Fluoridation – are we dumping toxic metals into our water supplies?, Water treatment chemicals – why pick on fluoride? and Hamilton – the water is the problem, not the fluoride!  The issue was also discussed in my exchange with … … Continue reading … Read More

Pipes, ponds and beyond: Measuring and managing urban stormwater quality - Waiology

Waiology Oct 21, 2013

By Jonathan Moores and Jenni Gadd In keeping with urban areas throughout the world, New Zealand’s cities were established next to streams, rivers, lakes and harbours. As well as water supply, these waterways provided for transport, trade and recreation. Paradoxically, however, there is substantial evidence that urban development is harming these very same waterbodies. Parts of Auckland’s harbours, for … Read More

Nanoparticles Decontaminate Tainted Drinks - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 30, 2012

Researchers at Oklahoma State University have developed nanoparticle materials that can remove a range of contaminants from liquids including milk and juice. Such materials could provide a vital resource following disasters such as the breakdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant last year. One of the major environmental contaminants following Fukushima was radioactive strontium. Radioactive strontium readily accumulates in humans through … Read More

TOSP Episode 19: January 30th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 31, 2012

Greetings, podcast audience of ours! This week’s podcast was supposed to be slightly shorter than usual, but then Elf and aimee got into a Discussion or two. There may have been some slight ranting 🙂 We cover the human brain connectome (peeeerdy), awesome urchin-like nanospheres, a NZ critter app, the world’s first iridescent mammal, a medical/bioinformative challenge, science … Read More